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    The Bureau of Trade Analysis (BTA) provides a unique opportunity to work on anti-trust, logistics, and transportation issues. The BTA supports the agency in antitrust economics and competition policy and analyzes and monitors agreements for any anti-competitive effects. The incumbent will perform a range of technical and specialized program functions directly associated with oversight of the liner shipping industry.

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    As an Industry Economist you will:

    • Analyze (or assist senior economists in analyzing) the competitive impact of shipping lines or marine terminal operator agreements filed at the Commission on prices (shipping rates) and transportation services offered to shippers.
    • Conduct market studies of different sectors of the US international maritime industry, including ocean carriers, drayage trucking, chassis and other equipment providers, port authorities, marine terminals, ocean freight forwarders, etc.
    • Provide support in developing policy, preparing economic findings, and in developing economic and market aspects of congressional testimony.
    • Monitor the commercial and operational activities in assigned agreements and trade areas for potential anti-competitive effects.
    • Maintain monitoring data sets and conduct statistical analysis to determine anomalies and identify any potential red-flags in these data.
    • Participate in meetings with users and providers of ocean transportation services to discuss the competitive impacts of agreements, operational strategies, and commercial practices of all regulated entities subject to the Shipping Act.
    • Interact with politically appointed Commissioners (and Commissioners' staff) and present findings at public Commission meetings.
    The following are the duties of this position at the GS-13 grade level. If you are selected at a lower grade, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/554848200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.